Air Force Featured Stories

  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

  • Air Force, Space Force begins hackathon at 3 locations

    The BRAVO Hackathon and BRAVO 1 Canary Release began today; the event focuses on innovation and software development commonly employed by technology companies. Teams self-form and urgently develop working prototypes that are later presented to senior leaders.

  • New flight milestone in Hexa testing

    The test was an important first step toward the incorporating the LIFT Hexa, an electric, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, into operations at a controlled military airfield.

  • In memory of 'Chappie': 1st US Black 4-star general

    There are numerous Black American service members who broke barriers and could be highlighted during Black History Month. On Feb. 11, however, it is the 101st birthday of Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr., the first Black man to become a four-star general in any U.S. military branch.

  • Legion Pod reaches IOC

    The Legion Pod is a sensor that uses the infrared spectrum to help pilots to track and engage enemy aircraft in environments where traditional radar technology is denied.

  • Eagle II fires first missile during live-fire event

    The 40th Flight Test Squadron aircrew and aircraft fired the weapon pursuing a BQM-167 aerial target drone as part of the 53rd Wing’s Combat Archer, an air-to-air weapons system evaluation program.

  • F-15C Eagle Weapons School sunsets at Nellis

    The single-seat F-15C aircraft entered the U.S. Air Force inventory in 1979, and weapons officers have been trained on the aircraft’s tactics at the Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base since 1978. Those years of tradition came to an end Dec. 8, as the last cadre of students and instructors flew

  • AFTC Airmen spark data solutions at hackathon

    The national security environment is affected by the rapid development of new technologies involving “big data” analytics, and the protection and proper utilization of our data is vital to advancing test capabilities at the Air Force Test Center. In order to merge data, tools and relevant problems,